SPUR Opposes State Legislation to Weaken Key Provisions of Housing Element Law

Policy Letter

AB 1063 (Petrie-Norris) is a bill that was gutted and amended on June 29, 2020 and would allow jurisdictions, through the housing element certification process, to identify fewer adequate sites for multifamily housing development by counting potential Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and conversions of market-rate residential units to affordable that may or may not happen during the planning period. Properly-zoned multifamily housing sites are essential to producing the housing at all income levels that our region and state require. SPUR has joined a coalition of housing advocates in opposing the legislation. For more information, contact Michael Lane mlane@spur.org